Last week, the Losers were challenged to cut
the junk... but strangely embracing it. Reluctantly, but strangely. For
the first time, the White Team survived the weigh-in, and for the first
time, the team in danger had to vote. Cate ended up on the bad end of a
vote-out, leaving three captains and 11 Losers.
As we begin this next phase of
The Reds are still reeling over the loss
of their teammate. They don't have too much time to commiserate when the
trainers & Ali arrive with some news... someone ELSE is going home
tonight. THREE someone else's.... "And you're looking at'em." We love
you, Alison Sweeney... but your swerves need work. Here's the deal. The
trainers are going to visit the three captains for the entire week, so
the Losers will be on their own for the entire week. They will be left
with instructions, but it's on the players to follow them. For example,
the Blues will appoint a leader every day to guide them through the
week. The Reds are given the instruction to "work through the issues."
"It's time to get pissed off. It's time to start fighting. Get your mind
right." As for the two remaining Whites, it's all about game plan.
"This season, we're tackling childhood
obesity..." We know, Bob... We know. The three are going to the kids'
hometown to surprise the Captains in their ... well, wherever they are
at the moment, be it school or home or.. study meeting.
Let's start with Biingo's house.. as you
can see, all the crap from last week... is still gone. Then comes a
story that the Biingo house is actually his uncle's; his dad lost his
job thanks to the economy. This really doesn't have to do much with
anything, but it gives context to Biingo's many anxieties and the rise
of eating out of stress. Also, his mom is joining up with him, and so
far she's lost 27 pounds. So that's a plus. The family that loses
together stays together.
Back in Calabasas (technically near
Malibu), the workout continues. Jackson can't afford another low week,
so he's really pushing the team to do well. The Whites are really
pushing each other, because there's only two of them. As for the
Blues... well... they're not doing much. Homesickness is starting to set
in, and Gina is starting to feel lethargic because of it.
Let's go see Sunny at Pittsford, NY. So
what's at the heart of her weight issues? It's mostly the routine of a
16-year-old, with school, extra-curriculars, homework, and stress. She
feels like she's missing out on being a regular teenager. I've tried
being a regular teenager. I wouldn't suggest it. Enter the story of the
stereotypically-studious Indian kid who's afraid of disappointing her
family. Now the hard part... talking to her mom about this.
Let's go to Fillmore, CA, and Lindsay.
The whole family is cooking in a healthy way and taking a 2-mile run
every day. That's a lot of love and a lot of progress. On the opposite
side of the spectrum comes the fear of bullying and the lack of
confidence. Both no room for in Dolvett's world. She's got to face these
problems head on. So she faces the cheerleaders that she was forced to
leave behind. In this, she realizes that dreams are meant to be fought
The next day, the Losers are sent to a
safe with... TEMPTATION. Soda, candy, pizza, burgers, etc., etc., etc.
Oh yeah, and there's a video game in the corner. "Nothing good can come
of any of this." Yep. This is the enemy. Fact: kids spend on average 4.5
hours in front of the TV every day. To fight this... you need knowledge.
So today, we're going to test how you know...
CHALLENGE #4: ... Run.
This week, we're paying it forward. The
Losers are leading a 5K with Ali and seemingly the entire of Biggest
Loser Nation in the background. No, seriously. After a $7500 donation to
the Boys & Girls Club of Long Beach, we have the challenge... Finish.
The first team to do so wins $15,000 to split. Second gets $5000. Third
gets $2500. Everyone's walking away with something.
It's the average fastest time.
The beach is waiting for you. Good
luck... Don't pass out... GO!
Seems like the contestants are hitting a
wall one at a time. Jackson is about to hit the biggest wall he can ever
face... his lungs tightening and his breath shortening. A couple of
puffs in, and he's back on the horse.
Danni ends up taking first... and she
hugs the first person she can find. Joe takes second. Pam arrives in
third thanks to Danni. Needless to say, they get the $15,000. The rest
of the pack: Francelina, Lisa, Jackson, Gina, Jeff, Michael, Alex, and
with a DNF, David.
By the way, there are more of these
things all over the country. Go to BiggestLoser.com to find one near
your neck of the woods.
Back in New York, Sunny is about to do
some rowing. With a crew. Which is different than a machine. This has
some finesse to it. So let's get one thing straight... Jillian Michaels
can do a lot of things. Rowing a boat is not one of them. Now comes the
awkward bit, telling mom what she did and what she wants to do. She
thinks that the stress is putting on the weight. From a scientific point
of view... she has a valid point. Cortisones will do that. But in the
end, what matters most to mom is Sunny's happiness. She loves her no
matter what she chooses to do with her life.
Next to Harry Grove Stadium, home of the
Frederick Keys a High-A affil of the Baltimore O's. And now on the mound
is Brandon Erbe to pitch a few rounds with Biingo. We may see a future
Hall of Famer in the making here.
Shoutout to Adam Pohl, a friend of mine
who worked with the Keys in some capacity, I'm not sure what.
Back at the Ranch, the trainers return to
see what the players have done. And then.... LAST CHANCE WORKOUT.
Because that's how it goes down.
Red team... Product placement... and
we're back in. Bob's behind the eight ball, so he's got to really make
an effort count here. Because I don't know what they were doing when Bob
was out, but it wasn't following his directions. With the Reds, it's all
about Jackson stepping up to the plate and Joe... not. Reminder: Joe
played football. Jackson... didn't. Joe has to step outside to catch his
breath before he can even THINK about going back and pushing himself. As
for the Whites... they're stronger and more focused than anyone on the
Blue Squad. That says volumes. Add that to the fact that Jeff doesn't
like Jillian pushing him... and he's not above saying so. "He really is
his own worst enemy."
This week's Challenge America goes BACK
to Lindsay's hometown, where her school gets $10,000 for phys-ed
programs and Brita water filtration systems. Reducing waste from water
bottles is an easy inexpensive way to pay it forward.
Tonight, the teams will determine who
will be eliminated from this week. The player with the highest
percentage weight loss on the losing team will be immune.
Michael: 384 (-12)
David: 263 (-9)
Alex: 217 (-4)
Gina: 206 (-9)
Jeff: 342 (-6)
LBS LOST: 40 (2.75%)
RED (needs to lose
more than 29 lbs)
Joe: 310 (-7)
Francelina: 231 (-6)
Lisa: 214 (-9)
Jackson: 288 (-12)
LBS LOST: 34 (3.16%) - SAFE
WHITE (needs to lose
more than 12 lbs - If the White Team loses tonight, then the player with
the lowest percentage loss will leave)
Danni: 222 (-6)
Pam: 207 (-3) - ELIMINATED
Which leaves Danni as a team of one. Pam
leaves with $7500.
Danni - 1.37%
Pam - 0.68%
EPILOGUE: Since the elimination, Pam got
down to 182, that's another 25 pounds. Her daughter Caitlin has been
more active with the more active Pam. And forget the TBL makeover, Pam
ended up making her OWN makeover. She plans to lose another 30 pounds
and fit into a size 9 dress by the finale. And I think I speak for
everyone when I say... "DAMN, GIRL!"
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